Dr. Roth was the key note speaker at a conference for parents at Maplebrook School in Amenia, NY. The conference was on February 16, 2013.

Maplebrook School specializes in the education of students with neurologically based learning disabilities. Dr. Roth talked about the challenges teens face, and decisions parents must make during this critical period or growth and development.

Further reading published by Dr Roth: 


Neuropsycological testing: In plain English?


ADHD Brain Functioning


Thoughts about ADHD


Dyslexia: Facts


Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. “Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults,” Yale, 2006.
Comprehensive, and largely non-jargon, presentation of the neurological basis of AD/HD, effective remediation, and the use of medication. Dr. Brown also has a website at:
National Resource Center sponsored by the National Institute on Health. Reliable information about AD/HD:
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Support for children, adults and parents with AD/HD:
Blake Taylor, “AD/HD and Me: What I Learned from Setting Fires at the Dinner Table,” New Harbinger, 2007.

Blake, who is currently an undergraduate at UC, Berkeley, wrote this book during his junior and senior year in high school. Full of humor, first hand experiences, and tips/strategies for students.

Brain Development

Barbara Strauch, “The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain tell Us about Our Kids,” Anchor, 2003.Completing accessible and informative book by the Medical Science and Health Editor of the New York Times

Sally Shaywitz, “Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at any Level,” Vintage, 2003

Maryanne Wolf, “Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain,” Harper, 2007.

Shaywitz and Wolf help the reader understand brain research on the etiology of dyslexia, and how it is most effectively treated.

Yale Center for the Study of Dyslexia and Creativity

International Dyslexia Association
The single best source of reliable information on dyslexia

Patricia Polacco, “Thank You Mr. Falker,” Philomel Books, 1998. Beautifully written and illustrated picture book about the author’s dyslexia, and the teacher who taught her to read.

“The Power of Dyslexia”
Inspiring video clip on You Tube about the success achieved by dyslexic learners.
Other Topics
How to apply for accommodations on the ACT

Community Alliance for Special Education
CASE is a non-profit, Bay Area based agency, which helps parents understand how to negotiate the Special Education maze in the public school system.

College Board Services for Students with Disabilities
Information about the requirements to apply for, and obtain accommodations on the College Board tests: PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, etc.

Executive Functioning
What does this really mean?

Nonverbal Learning Disorders
Reliable information about the set of challenges routinely found among students with this type of learning disability.

Parents Education Network
Bay Area based organization which provides frequent lectures/guest speakers on topics of interest for parents who have students with learning/attention differences. PEN also sponsors peer support program for middle school and high school students.

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
Reliable information about learning challenges related to language

Autism Spectrum Disorders